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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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UNESCO

Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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UNESCO

Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Buila-Vanturarita National Park

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Phone0250 860157
AddressStr. Pietei, Nr. 7
Fax0250 860180
Emailoffice@buila.ro

Description

Buila-Vanturarita National Park is located in the northern part of Valcea county, at south of Capatanii Mountains, the territory of villages Costesti, Barbatesti and Baile Olanesti and has a total area of 4500 ha. Although it is the smallest national park in the country, this not mean that is the least spectacular. The Massif Buila-Vanturarita is one of the most beautiful and interesting from the Carpathians chain and the layout reminds a lot of Craiului Stone.

The park includes a linear ridge of limestone of Massif Buila-Vanturarita with a length of about 14 km from west of Bistrita Gorges up to east of Olanesti Gorge (Folea), ridge dominated by the two peaks which give the masif its name: Peak Buila (1849 m) and Peak Vanturarita Mare (1885 m).

The masif presents specific features of karst relief, with numerous exo-karst forms (gorges, precipitous limestones, doline, limestone debrises, chimneys, needles, lathe) and endo-karst (caves). Because of its insularity character and difficult accessibility, in the masif have been preserved many elements of unspoiled natural heritage: natural habitat, virgin forests, many species of protected flora and fauna, mineralogical and paleontological sites, caves.

An element of additional value and attraction is the existence of many cultural and historic objectives in its perimeter or in close proximity: monasteries-Arnota, Bistrita, Horezu, Frasinei, hermitages-Patrunsa, Pahomie, Iezer, Bradu, Jgheaburi, churches of the former hermitages-44 Izvoare, Papusa, Peri, cave churches from the Bat Cave, churches from close cities, as well as traditions, customs and traditional architecture of the villages from the foot of the mountain.

The limestone ridge dominates the surroundings from a maximum altitude of 1886 meters and is easily recognizable from the road DN67 Ramnicu Valcea - Targu Jiu.

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